Trial Update for week of January 16

The trial continues with the plaintiffs, Cambie Corp. et al, continuing to call their witnesses to the stand for examination. BC and/or Canada follow with a cross-examination of each witness. We will keep you posted which witnesses our lawyers will be cross-examining.

The trial is taking place at the BC Supreme Court, 800 Smithe St. Vancouver. The courtroom schedule, is generally 10-12:30 & 2-4:30, but this can change on any given day, depending on the needs of the different parties and witnesses.

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Trial Update for week of December 12

The trial continues with the plaintiffs, Cambie Corp. et al, continuing to call their witnesses to the stand for examination. BC and/or Canada follow with a cross-examination of each witness. Our lawyers will cross-examine the plaintiffs' expert witness, Professor Dan Kessler on December 14.

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Cross examining on Day 45

Jen was at court on Monday Dec 5th to hear our lawyers take on an expert witness from the Fraser Institute:

Check out her recap here:

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Trial Update for week of December 5

The trial continues with the plaintiffs, Cambie Corp. et al, continuing to call their witnesses to the stand for examination. BC and/or Canada follow with a cross-examination of each witness. Our lawyers will be cross-examining the plaintiffs' expert witness, Mr. Yannick Labrie on December 5.

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Video recap of our Opening Remarks

Our opening statements to the BC Supreme Court are in! Edith MacHattie, Chair of the BC Health Coalition is at the courthouse to share her thoughts on what we heard.

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Cambie Lawsuit Intervenor's opening statement now available

For Immediate Release: VANCOUVER (September 14, 2016) – An intervenor group of patients, doctors and advocates outlined the potential threat to patients posed by the Cambie lawsuit in opening statements to the BC Supreme Court today. 

Two patients in the intervenor group, one living with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy and other living with AIDS, represent those who stand to lose the most in this case - economically vulnerable people who rely on a sound public health care system, counsel for the group told the court.

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Intervenors present opening arguments this morning

Join us at the BC Supreme Court this morning, as we (along with the Patient Intervenor group, Schoof et al) give their opening remarks, starting at 10am. Courtroom 53. We however will be there from 8:30am onwards. To see our Media Advisory, click HERE.

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Video recap of Crown's Opening Remarks

Adam Lynes-Ford gives a quick video recap of the BC Government's Opening Remarks, completed yesterday. Today the Intervenors have their say.

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The public-private insurance mix in European countries

Canadian Doctors for Medicare - The crux of Dr. Day’s case is he would like to bill the government for the amounts on the fee schedule, and then bill the patient or the private insurer. In his interviews, Dr. Day infers this will be like European private/public hybrid health care delivery systems, usually pointing to France, Germany and Switzerland.

There is no singular European health care system; each nation has its own. Thus, he is comparing apples to oranges, pineapple, bananas and kumquats.

The World Health Organization's European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies publishes health system review reports about each nation. 

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Week Two Schedule: Opening Remarks of BC and Intervenors

In the first week, the lawyers for the Plaintiffs (Cambie et al) gave their Opening Remarks, laying out their case over four days. This week (September 12-15, 2016), the Defendants and Intervenors will have the opportunity to do the same.

UPDATE: Monday and Tuesday, the Crown will give their Opening Remarks, with the Intervenors each giving their Opening Remarks on Wednesday, September 14. It is unclear whether Canada will be making any Remarks beyond their submissions as part of the trial.

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